Collection on Billy the Kid

Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
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University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection on Billy the Kid
Date (inclusive): circa 1958-1964, undated
Collection Number: MS 106
Extent: 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains newspaper clippings, publications, post cards, and photographs regarding Billy the Kid, born William H. McCarty, Jr., a late 19th century southwestern gunman whose fame dated from 1881, when New Mexico's governor placed a reward for his death or capture. The collection documents popular interest in the legend of Billy the Kid (pamphlets, comic books, post cards, clippings), much of it related to New Mexico tourism and regional identity, circa 1935-1965.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [date if possible]. Collection on Billy the Kid (MS 106). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains newspaper clippings, publications, post cards, and photographs regarding Billy the Kid, born William H. McCarty, Jr., a late 19th century southwestern gunman whose fame dated from 1881, when New Mexico's governor placed a reward for his death or capture. The collection documents popular interest in the legend of Billy the Kid (pamphlets, comic books, post cards, clippings), much of it related to New Mexico tourism and regional identity, circa 1935-1965.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Billy, the Kid
New Mexico
Outlaws in popular culture

Genres and Forms of Materials

Clippings (information artifacts)
Ephemera
Publications